All Time Favorite Scenic Pictures

Our 1000 favorite images

 


Favorite pictures in no special order

in this column

Favorite picures, oranized by place

in this column

All time favorite scenic pictures # 1

 

Colorado favorite pictures

 

 

All time favorite scenic pictures # 1.5

 

Rocky Mountain favorite pictures

 

All time favorite pictures 1.6

 

Wildfife Favorite Pictures

 

All time favorite scenic pictures # 2

 

Southwest favorite pictures

All time favorite scenic pictures # 2.5

 

New England favorite pictures

All time favorite scenic pictures # 3

 

Mount Ranier favorite pictures

All time favorite scenic pictures # 4

 

 

White Birch and Red Maple leaves in New Hampshire.  This is one of our favorite pictures of autumn.

Autumn favorite pictures

 

Teton Autumn Teton National Park, Wyoming

All time favorite scenic pictures # 5

 

Favorite Wild Bird Pictures

 

 

 

8549, Crystal River and Autumn Leaves is one of our favorite pictures.

 

 

Shrine Pass Wildfllowers and Stumps, Near Vail Pass Colorado

Shrine Pass Wildflowers and Stumps is another of our favorite pictures.

 

Rocky Mountain Photography is Fred and Joan Hanselmann

Rocky Mountain Phototograpy is myself and my wife, Fred and Joan Hanselmann. We have been seriously photographing the Rockies and the Southwest since 1990. We currently live and work in our home in the Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Albuquerque, NM. I am the guy on the left with the large format camera, taking pictures in Colorado. Joan is on the right, photographing with her medium format camera at McDonald Lake in Glacier National Park.

Both Joan and I have a great love for the mountains and rivers and deserts of the American west. I suppose this came from our childhoods. We both grew up in Wyoming and learned at an early age to love the wild places around us. Joan grew up camping and fishing and hiking with her family in the Wind River Mountains in the North-western part of the state.

I had similar experiences. When I was between ten and fourteen or so, my parents would often take my brother and I on a series of wonderful summer vacation trips to the great National Parks of the West.

Since we lived in Wyoming, one of the places we often visited was Grand Teton National Park. I can still remember one magic morning when we got up very early to go on a hike. We were walking around Jenny Lake shortly after dawn. The lake was absolutely still and mirrored the majestic Cathedral Group of the Tetons. Mists swirled above the lake and in the high peaks. The air was filled with the scent of pine and clean mountain water. I was absolutely enthralled. I vowed to come back. And I have. I've been back to the Tetons every year of my life since, except for a couple of years that I spent in the army. The Tetons have become a central and enduring part of my life.

Another formative experience happened on one of our visits to the Grand Canyon. We were on the North Rim at the beautiful old lodge there. I remember we were on some sort of overlook near the lodge, right on the the rim of the canyon. Someone was playing classical music on an organ. How the organ got to the overlook, I'm not sure. I guess the lodge did things more grandly in those days. I remember standing at the iron railing, overlooking the Canyon, watching the sun set into purples and mauves and golds and reds and being completely swept away. My mother tells me that I couldn't be budged from the place until the sun had completely set and it was dark.

And then there were countless fishing and camping trips in Wyoming that filled my mind with happy memories. The smell of sage, the sound of running water, the sight of white cumulus clouds floating high over blue peaks had a large influence on my developing mind.

I'm sure that all of these experiences played a large part in my decision to become a landscape photographer. These images of the beauty of the natural world, seen at an early age, have remained with me all my life. Perhaps by being a landscape photographer, I'm trying, over and over, to recreate the perfection of these early images.

Included in this section of our website are our all time favorite scenic pictures.

 

Below are just a few of our favorite scenic pictures of Wild America

Go to all of our favorite scenic pictures by clicking the links at the top of this page

 

Click each small thumbnail picture to see a large picture and information

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands Utah

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands Utah

5715, White Birch Trunks and Red Maple,  New Hampshire
5715, White Birch
Trunks and Red Maple,
New Hampshire

9054, Plains Prickly Pear, Near Lake Powell Arizona

9054, Plains Prickly Pear, Near Lake Powell Arizona

 

9555, Golden Teton Dawn
One of our best pictures of the Tetons
Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

9286, Black Tail Ponds Dawn
Teton National Park, Wyoming

8549, Autumn Leaves and Crystal River near Carbondale, Colorado

9555, Golden Teton Dawn One of our best pictures of the Tetons Teton National Park, Wyoming

9143, Grinnell Glacier Trail, Yellow Flowers, Sunset. Glacier National Park, Montana.

Sunset Sillouettes,  Hanging Gardens in Glacier National Park, Montana.

8216, Sunset Sillouettes,
Hanging Gardens in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Teton Autumn Teton National Park, Wyoming

Teton Autumn
Teton National Park, Wyoming

Canyonlands Sunset with Narrow Leaf Yucca. Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

9148, Canyonlands Sunset with Narrow Leaf Yucca. Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Slickrock Paintbrush and Sunray, Arches National Park, Utah

9123, Slickrock Paintbrush and Sunray, Arches National Park, Utah

Teton Barn and Mauve Dawn Teton National Park, Wyoming

9224, Teton Barn and Mauve Dawn
Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

The pictures above are just a few of our favorite pictures.

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